‘Gorgeous’ George steps up to the mark

Finding his confidence… Last week  ‘Gorgeous’ George French stepped up a a few notches just six weeks after going for trials for the Queensbury boxing league writes Carl Denne of Hastings Kickboxing Academy (HKA)!  They could see he had talent and offered us a tough match against an very experienced boxer Ami Raham. In true […]

A VERY busy week at HKA and the standards are sky-high

Hastings Kickboxing Academy’s Chief Instructor Carl Denne is over the moon after his club’s latest grading. “A huge congratulations to everybody who passed their grading last week; red, yellow, orange, green, purple and blue,” says Carl. “It was amazing to see how high the standards are, especially with the higher grades but overall the standard […]

The Hastings Podcast…

Redcently we launched the first edition of The Hastings Podcast and there has been a tremendous response. Here are just a few of the comments we have received… “…I like it’s rolling, entertaining quality.” “Great selection of guests, covering interesting topics. Brilliant stuff.” “Excellent initiative…” “…masterfully steered and negotiated by yourself and your articulate group…” […]

Billy is victorious after three hard fought rounds

There was another win for Hastings Kickboxing Academy’s Billy Joe Fitzgerald when he fought Sam Chand, a talented – and tall – Taekwondo world champion at the Victory Kickboxing Series last month. Sam didn’t make it easy with a long front leg making it hard for Billy to find his range. But throughout the fight, […]

HKA’s successful day battling in Kent

Hasting Kickboxing Academy had a team of fighters at Battle of Kent in Gillingham last weekend. The HKAteam scored four wins – two of them by stoppage and two loses. Here Head Coach Carl Denne reviews the performance of his squad on the day. Sanjay Rajan was first up and scored a second round stoppage, […]

The power and the glory! Fighters show their prowess at HKA Fight Night 10

Saturday night saw Hastings Kickboxing Academy stage its tenth ‘Fight Night’. A total of 26 fights made up the packed card and a capacity crowd at Horntye enjoyed a classic night of kickboxing, boxing and K1. Here HKA’s Chief Instructor Carl Denne reviews the performance of the fighters from his own club on the night […]

Local fighters face ‘huge challenges’ at Kombat Zone

Two fighters from Hastings Kickboxing Academy (HKA) took part in Kombat Zone earlier this month both having what Head Coach Carl Denne says were ‘great fights’ offering his fighters ‘huge challenges’. Callum Helsdown was first up and had what Carl says was ‘a very tough, hard fight’. “To be honest it could have gone either […]

Hastings Kickboxing Academy – giving a little guidance

Hastings Kickboxing Academy has been spreading its message to new audiences recently bringing the sport to the members of the 13th St Leonard’s Guides group. Chief Instructor Carl Denne and is team were invited in to deliver an hour long kickboxing and self defence seminar. Carl says: “They were a fantastic group of enthusiastic young […]

Getting ‘better and better’ grading successes at HKA

Hastings Kickboxing Academy held one of its regular gradings earlier this month and according to Chief Instructor Carl Denne the results show the clubs members just keep getting ‘better and better. Carl says: “Since our change to the time table last month we have already seen a great improvement in the classes as we now […]